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Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News, and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

ARTICLES BY: Burak Bekdil


January 24, 2019 9:05 am
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On Missile Deal, Turkey’s True Ally Is Russia, Not America

The Trump administration has offered to sell $3.5 billion worth of Patriot missiles to Turkey, apparently in an effort to stop Ankara from going ahead...

December 13, 2018 8:49 am
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Erdogan’s Self Interest Always Comes Before His Values

Is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a devout ideologue or a pragmatist? The answer is both. Perhaps a more relevant question is: When is he...

October 11, 2018 9:58 am
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Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

At first glance, the plan looked viable: using the “Arab Spring” as a legitimate pretext, Turkey would convince Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign; the...

September 4, 2018 11:50 am
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The US-Turkey Diplomatic Crisis

The current Turkish-American diplomatic crisis is fundamentally different from other such crises in 1964 or 1975. Turkish public sentiment in the 1960s and 1970s was...

July 31, 2018 5:37 pm
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Turkey: New System, Same One-Man Show

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, undoubtedly the most popular and divisive leader in modern Turkish history, has already ruled the country longer than Atatürk, the founder...

July 2, 2018 1:19 pm
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What Turkey’s New Islamist-Nationalist Alliance Means for the World

Four decades after they emerged as marginal parties in the 1970s, Turkey’s militant Islamists and ultra-nationalists won a combined 53.6% of the national vote and...

June 18, 2018 9:02 am
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Turkey Holds ‘Elections’ Again

On June 24, Turkey will hold its sixth election in four years. The Turks will choose between augmenting what is practically one-man rule based on...

April 30, 2018 9:41 am
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Turkey’s Erdogan vs. the Free Press

First the good news: Turkey, which is already the worst jailer of journalists in the world, may no longer need to put newsmen and women...

March 23, 2018 4:18 pm
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Turkey Wages a Personal War in Syria

In a rather theatrical show, the fall of the city of Afrin -- a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria -- after two months of battle between Turkish...

February 15, 2018 8:51 am
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Turkey and Iran’s Skin-Deep Friendship

After having fought several inconclusive wars, the Ottoman Turks and the Safavid Persians decided -- in 1639 -- to embrace a new code of conduct that would last for...

Culture

Jewish Celebrities Share Passover Photos on Social Media

A number of Jewish celebrities took to social media over the weekend to share pictures from their Passover Seders and...

Irish Pro-Israel Groups Condemn BDS Boycott of Eurovision Song Contest

JNS.org - Several top Irish pro-Israel groups and leaders have signed an open letter...

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Mayor of Winnipeg Calls on Groups to Cancel Appearance by Controversial Ant...

The mayor of Winnipeg is calling on the two groups behind an upcoming "social justice" event to disinvite controversial anti-Israel...

Israel

Spotify Now Available in Hebrew

CTech - Spotify Technology SA announced Wednesday it will launch a Hebrew-supported version across all devices in upcoming weeks. Spotify became available in Israel in March 2018. The premium service is...

Middle East

Morocco’s Jewish Community to Hold First Democratic Elections in Five Dec...

JNS.org - Morocco’s Jewish community will hold its first elections in half a century to select its communal representatives. King Mohammed VI...

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